Representatives from Habitat for Humanity, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, the City of Plymouth, and members of the community gathered at 421 W. Garro St. on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the 25th Habitat for Humanity home.

Director of Marshall County Neighborhood Center Christine “Chris” Garner opened the center for an Open House following the ceremony where guests enjoyed refreshments supplied by friends. Tony Straw of Tony Straw Photography donated his services to cover the event at no cost.

Jamie Fleury, the next homeowner, satisfied all the requirements to move forward with the build. Before breaking ground, individuals are required to complete 100 hours of sweat equity by working hours at the Marshall County Habitat for Humanity ReStore and completing financial responsibility coursework for homeowners.

The goal is to have the home enclosed and the roof on by December before winter weather.

The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the organization to build the home.

Plymouth Chamber members who specialize in contracted construction phases are encouraged to contact Habitat of Humanity at 574-935-4214 or by email at

Additional volunteer opportunities include assisting at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a retail space that serves to raise funds for the mission and vision of Habitat for Humanity which is to partner with families to build a home with an affordable mortgage.

There is not a definitive deadline for completion as that will depend on supply chain demand and volunteer availability, but the hope is to be finished by Spring 2023 when Fleury will move in with her four children Allena, Hannah, Doyle, and Naomi.

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Photo by Tony Straw